Media Releases

The members of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce are leading businesses in our area.  We recognize both the businesses and their employees for their achievements, initiatives, and milestones.  

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July 1st MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/01/2020 11:08 AM
$190 million in COVID State Funding Relief:
State Laws That Will Go Into Effect Today:
Maryland Unites: Businesses and Organizations:
Proposed State Budget Cuts:
Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA):
SCORE Webinar: How to Protect & Grow the Value of Your Business During a Pandemic:... Read more

Governor Hogan Announces $190 Million in COVID-19 Relief

Westminster, MD
07/01/2020 08:15 AM
Governor Hogan Announces $190 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses, Higher Education, and Nonprofit Organizations:

$50 Million in Additional Assistance for Small Businesses

$50 Million for the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative

$90 Million for Higher Education... Read more

WHS Graduate Receives National Student Athlete Scholarship for Sect. 2

Westminster, MD
06/30/2020 03:00 PM
Evan Warren, a 2020 graduate of Westminster High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Student Athlete Scholarship for Section 2 by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.... Read more

Sarno Receives State Food Service Director Award

Westminster, MD
06/30/2020 10:51 AM
Karen Sarno, Supervisor of Food Services for Carroll County Public Schools, is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Director of the Year Award presented by the Maryland School Nutrition Association (MdSNA).... Read more

June 30th MD Dept. of Commerce updates -

Westminster, MD
06/30/2020 10:38 AM
Today is the LAST DAY to apply for the Payroll Protection Program loan

Small Business and PPP Forgiveness -- Your Questions Answered Live!

U.S. Chamber CO Blueprint Webinar Series... Read more

June 29th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
06/29/2020 10:47 AM
Maryland SBDC Webinar: How To Pivot Your Marketing During COVID-19  

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019:

USDA Technical Assistance Grants:... Read more

Shift for Success - Back to Business Virtual Information Session

Westminster, MD
06/29/2020 09:27 AM
In partnership with Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center, the goal of this information session is to assist both employers and employees in transitioning back to work as businesses reopen after being closed due to COVID-19.... Read more

Board of Education Meeting – Wednesday, July 8

Westminster, MD
06/26/2020 03:04 PM
The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster.... Read more

June 25th County & MD Dept of Commerce Updates

Westminster, M
06/25/2020 12:23 PM
Carroll County Rebound

MD Department of Labor Back to Business "Shift for Success" Webinars

Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland Manufacturing Focus Group

NFIB Information on the Paycheck Protection Program:... Read more

West Middle Student a Finalist in National Braille Challenge

Westminster, MD
06/25/2020 11:00 AM
Meredith Day, who will be entering seventh grade at West Middle School in September, has been named a Finalist in the National Braille Challenge. Meredith competed in the 2020 Maryland Regional Braille Challenge and was among the top 50 qualifiers for the national event.... Read more

Grant Application for Carroll Businesses and Nonprofits Available Soon

Westminster, MD
06/22/2020 12:47 PM
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners announce Carroll Rebound, a program to be administered by the Carroll County Department of Economic Development, which will provide grants to eligible businesses and nonprofits to assist in their recovery efforts. The Carroll County Coronavirus Relief Fund Plan (CRF Plan) provides $4 million dollars for Carroll County to assist small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more

Revised - Board of Education Meeting Wed. June 24th

Westminster, MD
06/22/2020 12:43 PM
The Board of Education of Carroll County will announce in public session that they will meet in closed session at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Section 3-305 (b) of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Section 3-103 of the General Provision Articles of the Annotated Code of Maryland, to consult with legal counsel and discuss matters related to negotiations.... Read more

June 19th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
06/19/2020 10:58 AM
Additional Openings Begin Today at 5:00 pm:

Reopening Guidance from the State of Maryland:

Reopening Guidance from the State of Maryland:... Read more

June 18th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
06/18/2020 10:21 AM
New and Revised Guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program:
Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and New EZ Version:... Read more

FIRST ® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award Semi-Finalist

Westminster, MD
06/18/2020 09:40 AM
FIRST® LEGO® League announced the 20 semi-finalist teams advancing to the 10th Annual FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award presented by Disney. The Astro Jelly Dogs from Eldersburg were selected from more than 100 countries for their outstanding Innovation Project that demonstrated originality while having the potential to add significant value in the world.... Read more

June 17th MDDept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
06/17/2020 10:10 AM
Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program:

Discussion with Senator Ben Cardin: Thursday, June 18, 3:30 PM

Federal Resources for U.S. Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19.

Export Services Costs Relief:... Read more

June 16th MD Dept. of Commerce Update

Westminster, MD
06/16/2020 09:32 AM
SBA Again Accepting EIDL Loan and Advance Applications:

Resources from the Maryland Department of Health, Office of Food Protection

Maryland Back to Business Social Gathering Limit FAQs... Read more


Westminster, MD
06/15/2020 03:27 PM
The Smith School of Business @ The University of Maryland is currently developing a FREE education program to support Maryland residents and small/medium sized business owners in the aftermath of the pandemic.... Read more

CCPS Schools Earn Green School Status and Recertification

Westminster, MD
06/15/2020 03:19 PM
Linton Springs and Runnymede Elementary Schools have been designated as 2019-2020 Maryland Green Schools by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). Sandymount Elementary School was recertified for achieving “sustainable” Green School status for participation in the program for 14 years.... Read more

June 15th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
06/15/2020 09:19 AM
Updated Directives from the Maryland Department of Health:

Deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan: June 30th.... Read more

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